Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

47-2121 Glaziers

Install glass in windows, skylights, store fronts, and display cases, or on surfaces, such as building fronts, interior walls, ceilings, and tabletops.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
41,960 3.4 % $20.01 $41,620 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.35 $14.35 $17.96 $23.32 $33.23
Annual Wage (2) $23,610 $29,840 $37,350 $48,510 $69,120


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 27,520 4.06 $20.77 $43,190
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 6,750 0.66 $16.95 $35,270
Building Finishing Contractors 2,130 0.34 $20.63 $42,910
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1,550 0.19 $19.55 $40,660
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 870 1.11 $17.03 $35,420

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 27,520 4.06 $20.77 $43,190
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 870 1.11 $17.03 $35,420
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 6,750 0.66 $16.95 $35,270
Building Finishing Contractors 2,130 0.34 $20.63 $42,910
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 770 0.24 $20.16 $41,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 120 (7) $27.21 $56,590
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $26.87 $55,900
Elementary and Secondary Schools 170 (7) $23.62 $49,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70 (7) $23.51 $48,910
Residential Building Construction 330 0.06 $22.18 $46,130


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,260 0.37 1.14 $23.80 $49,500
Texas 3,600 0.35 1.07 $16.27 $33,850
New York 2,480 0.29 0.90 $22.75 $47,320
Florida 2,360 0.33 1.01 $17.04 $35,440
Washington 1,510 0.55 1.70 $22.93 $47,690




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 930 0.80 2.45 $17.55 $36,510
Nevada 810 0.73 2.22 $25.68 $53,420
Montana 260 0.60 1.84 $15.56 $32,370
Washington 1,510 0.55 1.70 $22.93 $47,690
Wyoming 150 0.54 1.66 $16.22 $33,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 1,500 0.27 0.82 $25.90 $53,870
Nevada 810 0.73 2.22 $25.68 $53,420
Missouri 910 0.35 1.08 $25.38 $52,790
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $24.71 $51,390
Oregon 580 0.37 1.12 $24.49 $50,930





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,600 0.32 0.97 $21.70 $45,140
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.29 0.87 $26.79 $55,710
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.68 2.07 $23.62 $49,130
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 820 0.60 1.83 $23.88 $49,660
Baltimore-Towson, MD 670 0.54 1.65 $18.74 $38,980
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 640 0.38 1.15 $19.36 $40,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 610 0.16 0.49 $26.84 $55,830
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 610 0.24 0.73 $17.35 $36,080
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 610 0.30 0.91 $18.49 $38,470
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 600 0.75 2.29 $27.89 $58,010




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho Falls, ID 70 1.44 4.41 $13.15 $27,350
Cheyenne, WY 60 1.41 4.31 $15.77 $32,810
Harrisonburg, VA 80 1.40 4.28 $18.74 $38,970
Pittsfield, MA 50 1.37 4.19 $16.72 $34,780
Reno-Sparks, NV 180 0.94 2.87 $19.64 $40,860
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 600 0.75 2.29 $27.89 $58,010
Albuquerque, NM 280 0.75 2.30 $14.67 $30,520
Green Bay, WI 120 0.73 2.22 $23.94 $49,790
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.68 2.07 $23.62 $49,130
Springfield, MO 120 0.67 2.04 $19.84 $41,270




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $31.86 $66,270
St. Louis, MO-IL 440 0.35 1.06 $30.52 $63,470
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 130 0.35 1.06 $30.07 $62,540
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.64 $59,570
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.50 $59,280
Olympia, WA 60 0.58 1.78 $28.20 $58,660
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 600 0.75 2.29 $27.89 $58,010
Napa, CA 30 0.52 1.58 $27.84 $57,900
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 340 0.35 1.06 $27.81 $57,840
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.20 0.61 $27.01 $56,170

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 130 1.78 5.45 $19.90 $41,400
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.51 1.56 $16.18 $33,650
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 1.39 $14.02 $29,170
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.12 3.44 $18.40 $38,280
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 1.20 $11.15 $23,190

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 130 1.78 5.45 $19.90 $41,400
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.12 3.44 $18.40 $38,280
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.56 1.70 $11.47 $23,850
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.51 1.56 $16.18 $33,650
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 1.39 $14.02 $29,170

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.49 $61,340
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.70 $23.41 $48,690
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 130 1.78 5.45 $19.90 $41,400
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.40 $40,340
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.75 $39,000


About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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